Cast Caller

This looks like a new free casting website. Looking at their open project list it seems to be more populated by Canadian castings. The projects look like mostly reality tv and extras but there are also commercials, webisodes, and theatre thrown in there. It says you can sign up for free but doesn’t say what that gives you besides the ability to submit your resume.

  • Subscription costs: Free??
  • Headshots: ??
  • Video Hosting: ??
  • Example Profile Page – unable to find any
  • Territory: Canada and the USA

800 Casting

I saw this site mentioned on a Facebook group but while it looks like it has a lot of functionality you can’t see any auditions without signing up. Another actor, Harley Shellhammer, told me that “800 is legit and mostly used in the South. Most Agents require talent to be a member as well. It’s Commercial, Indie, and Student projects, mostly consisting of Non Union work”. A Canadian actress, Cheryl De Luca, says that 800 Casting is big in Canada also. It looks like it is like Actors Access in that it has a large number of agent-only breakdowns.

  • Subscription costs: Profile is $39/yr
  • Headshots: Free
  • Video Hosting: Free
  • Example Profile Page – I couldn’t find one visible without logging in
  • Territory: Southeast USA, Canada

Star Now

This is a casting site that started in Sydney Australia where I went to acting school. At the time, it was the only online player in town. It was useful for student and lower budget indie films in Sydney. While they have a global presence, when I moved to L.A. there weren’t any local jobs on there so I unsubscribed. Checking the postings today, there is one project that fit my criteria shooting in LA – an unpaid student film consisting of 5 minutes of “mostly improv” for some London film students coming into town for 2 weeks.

  • Subscription costs: Profile is free, but to submit to jobs costs $4.99/mo
  • Headshots: Free
  • Video Hosting: Free
  • Example Profile Page
  • Territory: Global – Best for outside the USA